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August Android distribution numbers show steady bump for KitKat

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It’s August again and you know what that means? Android distribution numbers are back for another monthly recap of how our favorite OS continues to grow. And grow it has, as KitKat continues to get larger.

Up a flat 3 percent from last month, KitKat is now sitting at 20.9 percent of the Android market share. The growth came from Jelly Bean and Ice Cream Sandwich, both of which are down slightly, as expected. In a humorous twist of events, Android 2.3 Gingerbread is up 0.1 percent from last month. Considering the age of Gingerbread, we can allow ourselves a slight chuckle that it grew in the past month.

August Android Distribution Numbers

All three versions of Jelly Bean still maintain the majority share with 54.2 percent, but KitKat continues to grow. With Android L’s public release drawing near however, we’re unsure of how these numbers will change. As such a large release, most manufacturers will shift their attention away from KitKat and focus rather on devices getting to Android L. We’ll be back next month to report on how Android’s looking. In the meantime, keep on Android-ing!